I call these slacker refried beans, due to how quick and easy they are to make. But slack in the flavor department they do not. They are soo smoky, spicy, and good! I make them exactly according to the Vegetarian Times recipe. The chipotle chile powder is a must, and the broth lends depth and a creamy texture. Wrap these up in a whole wheat tortilla with rice and guacamole for a restaurant-quality burrito. Or eat them as is with any Mexican meal, since they taste so good they can stand alone.
You might wonder what the beans are sitting on. We've collected various cheesy costume prizes for our Halloween party, including skull-emblazoned whoopee cushions. Considering the "musical fruit" reputation of beans, I couldn't resist.